In 1934, the ebullient Victor Bergeron built a cozy saloon in Oakland, California naming it Hinky Dink’s after the well-known World War I song “Hinky Dinky Parlay Vous.” After returning from his travels to Cuba and Hawaii, in 1937 Vic “The Trader” transformed Hinky Dink’s from a saloon into Trader Vic’s, a tropical retreat bedecked with various artifacts and trappings, serving simmering plates of Island-style cuisine and becoming America’s first fusion restaurant concept.
Escape to Trader Vic’s for Polynesian cuisine, tropical cocktails and an unforgettable ambiance featuring traditional tikis, giant blowfish and palm-thatched ceilings. Trader Vic’s Atlanta, located on the lower level of the Hilton Atlanta, brings the Pacific Islands to the city. Come celebrate the history of Trader Vic’s in the oldest franchise located in the United States.
Of all the places to gather in Atlanta, at Trader Vic’s you can lounge on Island time! Escape to Trader Vic’s for Polynesian cuisine, tropical cocktails and an unforgettable ambiance. Enjoy mouth-watering delicacies showcasing an eclectic mix of Asian cooking techniques, prepared in our wood-fired ovens. Contact our Catering Manager at Brittany.firstname.lastname@example.org
Private & Semi-Private Space for Groups of 20 to 200+ • Dedicated Serving Staff • Plated & Buffet Menu Options
Specialty Cocktails • Tropical Décor • Audio Visual Capabilities
Trader Vic’s is located on the Lower Level inside the Hilton Atlanta •(Week of 08/30 – 09/05): Tue- Sat: 5:00 pm – 12:00 am•
“Apparently I was hugging strangers at Trader Vic’s last night. There's photographic evidence. I know none of them.”
- overheard in Midtown Marta station
Trader Vic’s innovative chef sources fresh ingredients and creative recipes, resulting in a casual and modern approach to our dishes; a culinary journey through flavors, textures and colors of the world’s cuisine. When the Trader converted his small town saloon into a Polynesian phenomenon, Chinese and Cantonese cuisine became his featured fare. The real key to his unique style of cooking was in the authentic Chinese Oven. Today, Trader Vic’s is famous for this custom-made wood-fired Chinese Oven which can be traced back over two thousand years to the Han Dynasty.
Trader Vic was a master mixologist with a penchant for Rum. In 1944, he created the Mai Tai (We served over 45,000 of them right here in Atlanta alone – yum!) which soon became the most famous rum cocktail in the world. True to his legacy, our bartenders have created Trader Vic’s Atlanta’s signature rum cocktail, the Peachtree Punch. Come and taste history at our downtown location or bring your friends and celebrate Polynesian style with communal style drinks meant to serve 4. With over 70 cocktails, you’re sure to find a drink that makes you say Mai Tai Roa Ae, “Out of this world!
In 2009, Cambodia native, Cheing Phour joined the Trader Vic's Atlanta team as our new Chef de Cuisine. Chef Cheing is no stranger to the kitchen. In 1985, he owned and operated Peking Restaurant. In 1995, he started a new venture with the Trader Vic’s team. In 2007, he was appointed Sous Chef of the oldest Trader Vic’s restaurant in America. Armed with an eclectic mix of Asian cooking techniques, including his unique talents with Chinese wood-fired ovens, he has made an excellent and very well respected addition to the Trader Vic's Family.
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Trader Vic's is amazing. The food, the drinks, the atmosphere - it's all top notch.
- Courtney A., via Yelp
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“Gorgeous nautical / hawaiian retro atmosphere in the lower floor of the Hilton.”
|- Robert M. via Yelp|
“The food was hot & delicious. Flavor: Thai Chili #Delicious traditional wings with onion rings. Everything was really good. Absolutely No complaints.”
|- Stacey B. via Yelp|
“Loved the Hawaiian style decor. Perfectly cooked meat. Quick and polite service. We had a group of seven and tried fried calamari, rib eye steak, kung pao chicken, etc. Great experience.”
|- Lohitha D. via Yelp|
“The server was helpful, and we had delicious seafood dishes with generous serving. It’s nice to eat in the hotel when it’s just as good as places take you a while to get to, and then to line up outside. Trader Vic’s is just as good.”
|- Anonymous via TripAdvisor|
“The really terrific thing about Trader Vics is how relaxing the ambiance is. If you are looking for that classic tiki lounge vibe, and a low key, intimate feel, this is it.”
|- Kevin F. via TripAdvisor|
“If I could give it more stars I would. This has hands down been my favorite place since I’ve visited many years ago and the stuff my dreams are made of. This retro classic tiki bar feel is unmatched by many. The grilled hanger steak and half chicken are the best on the menu topped only by the classic Mai Tai and bananas foster! This place is the bomb!”
|- Anonymous via TripAdvisor|
“Great cocktails and the curry and sides were delicious. Next time I am in the area, I will go back for mai thai” – Bex G. via Yelp”Food was good quality matched with good attentive service. Ate with group and meal was timed very well for a large group”
|- Mnr602 via TripAdvisor|
I had so much fun at this retro tiki lounge listening to Tongo Hiti perform Elvis tiki-style
-Miss S.'s, via Yelp
255 Courtland St. Atlanta GA 30303"Lower Level of Hilton Atlanta"